_MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
The Faction were specially commissioned by Selfridges to consult on the design and build of a purpose built temporary theatre in celebration of #Shakespeare400. The commission included a production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING which ran for five weeks in the theatre and pop-up Shakespeare activity around the store across the Summer season.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING included special digital cameo performances from Simon Callow,
Rufus Hound and Meera Syal.
This work engaged thousands of audience members, many of whom were first time theatre-goers.
Alison O'Donnell, Caroline Langrishe, Christopher Hughes, Daniel Boyd, Harry Lister Smith, Jamie Maclachlan, Jude Owusu, Lowri Izzard, Tala Gouveia
Director Mark Leipacher
Co-Director Rachel Valentine Smith
Lighting Designer Chris Withers
Sound Designer David Gregory
Casting Director Ellie Collier-Bristow
Production Manager Ed Borgnis
Stage Manager Paula Salmon
Digital Content and Projection Design Dusthouse
Production Photography Simon Annand
Lighting provided by WhiteLight
Make Up Design MAC
Press Chloé Nelkin PR
'THEY GO FAST AT THE VERSE, BUT UNDER
MARK LEIPACHER’S DIRECTION, IT REMAINS AS
CLEAR AS A SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL'
'SLICK, SHINY AND FUNNY...THERE'S A FIZZ OF IDEAS... DANIEL BOYD AND ALISON O'DONNELL
MAKE THEIR COMIC DIALOGUE – AMONG SHAKESPEARE'S BEST – SING.'
'HITS THE SPOT BEAUTIFULLY'
'THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING AND BOASTING A
CAST OF HIGHLY SKILLED ACTORS – THE FACTION CERTAINLY DID SHAKESPEARE JUSTICE.'
★★★★ LONDON CITY NIGHTS
★★★★ THE METROPOLIST
★★★★ THEATRE BUBBLE
★★★★ WESTEND WILMA